October 10-16, 2011, Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) will bring the world’s top speakers together with Chicago’s best thinkers to create an ecosystem of innovation, exploration, and intellectual recreation.
The Idea Awards were created to acknowledge some of Chicago’s most innovative individuals, as distinguished by their use of new ideas and the positive, measurable impact they have in the community.
Idea Awards: Fellows
CIW Fellows are talented individuals under the age of 35 who are making a difference in their community or industry through the positive force of their energy and efforts, and who are distinguishing themselves through innovation. These are the leaders and change agents of the world tomorrow, who are making a huge impact on their local and regional communities today.
On Monday October 10, 2011. A Chatham resident will be awarded the CIW Fellows award.
Jahmal Cole: Founder, Role Model Movement
Jahmal Cole is an author, speaker and community leader. One of Cole’s first inspirations toward public service came from his father, who ran for City Council. Today, Jahmal is using that inspiration to service and mentor inner city youth. As the founder of Role Model Movement, a not-for-profit branch of Role Model Publishing, Cole strives to make the community a better place to live as he inspires and helps teens and young adults to rise above their present circumstances and upbringing.